Tuesday, May 31, 2011

...Are we all morons?

The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced that sugared sports drinks and highly caffeinated energy drinks are harmful to children. JCK would like to thank The Academy for... this brilliant analysis. Can we say a collective...DUH....?!!

Caffeine and other stimulants contained in energy drinks "have no place in the diet of children and adolescents," cautioned Marcie Beth Schneider, MD, of Greenwich Adolescent Medicine in Greenwich, Conn., and colleagues.

Jesus, Mary & Joseph, and throw the Wise Men in, too. Has everyone lost their minds? JCK wonders ... Are we all morons? Or, are we just being treated as morons? JCK is not sure, but JCK is certain that these superb facts released by the American Academy of Pediatrics reflect poorly on all of us. And, that an entire generation of parents who came before us are spitting their coffee out this morning, at the idiocy of this announcement.

JCK is the first one to acknowledge that parenting decisions are challenging, but parenting is also about good old fashioned horse sense. Apparently, our logic has taken a hiatus. Common sense. Let's use it! We'll call it the new Parenting Revolution...

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  1. I once saw a mother fill a baby bottle from the soda machine at Rubios. I know.

  2. Sadly, yes, a lot of parents are indeed morons. I've worked for some of them. Nice, intelligent people, but completely clueless when it comes to parenting.

  3. I remember walking along the Riverwalk in San Antonio, seeing a man and his two young sons (maybe 6 and 8?). All three were drinking a large can of Jolt. Apparently some parents need to read the Academy's advice.

  4. I heard a story on the radio the other day, they were calling scientific studies like this "Duh" studies.

    I guess they feel that they need to publicize the obvious, in order to make people pay attention.

  5. The scary thing is there are people out there that really don't know it's harmful.

    How can we help them?

  6. Energy drinks are so bad for you...so is five hour energy!

  7. Don't even get me started... DON'T. I won't stop!


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